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Friday February 06th 2009, 11:20 am

Electronic Frontiers Australia member Geordie Guy receives death threat over web filter plan

By Andrew Ramadge, Technology Reporter


February 05, 2009

A DEATH threat has been made against a vocal opponent of the Federal Government’s web filtering plan in a grim escalation of the already heated debate.

Online rights campaigner Geordie Guy received a threatening phone message last month after publicly disagreeing with an article supporting the filtering scheme.

“I got home from work and found a message on my answering machine telling me to keep my name out of the paper,” he said.

“It said to ‘cut the libertarian bullsh—’ or I’d be sorry.”

Under the Government’s controversial plan all Australians will be served a “clean feed” by internet service providers, with websites on a secret blacklist blocked.

Mr Guy, a member of online civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia, has been an outspoken critic of the plan and has been regularly quoted in newspapers.

He said police were concerned as the threat appeared to be made from a public telephone.

“My wife was very concerned. It was very unfortunate she had to hear that,” he said.

Mr Guy said it was likely the caller found his home number after his suburb was printed next to a letter responding to an opinion piece written by Australian Christian Lobby managing director Jim Wallace in January. […]

Authoritarians want to impose their values on us all, by any means necessary.

Not in MY Australia.


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